Warren County Courts Consider Consolidation
In a recent Dayton Daily News article, the prospect of merging the Warren County Court into the Franklin Municipal Court and the Lebanon Municipal Court was brought before the Warren County Commissioners. At the request of Franklin Municipal Court Judge Rupert Ruppert and Lebanon Municipal Court Judge Mark Brogen, the Warren County Commission has contracted the National Center for State Courts to study whether the county court should be consolidated with the municipal courts in Franklin and Lebanon. The county agreed to pay the NCSC $25,992 to study the consolidation, and the report is due at the end of May or early June. A consolidation of the part-time courts into full-time courts would allow the judges to begin specialized dockets and offer other meaningful services to defendants. In addition, consolidation of part-time courts was a goal for former Chief Justice Thomas Moyer. His agenda has been furthered under current Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor. In the article, she is quoted as saying, “I intend to follow the lead of former Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer by strongly encouraging local judges and legislative officials to examine the use of part-time judges and advocating for them to consolidate such positions where possible, for the greater purpose of creating a full-time judiciary throughout the state.” Below is the current jurisdiction of the various courts serving Warren County.
- The Lebanon Municipal Court handles cases arising in Lebanon or Turtlecreek Township. The Lebanon Municipal Court is located at 50 South Broadway in downtown Lebanon across the street from the Golden Lamb restaurant. The Court is presided over by Judge Mark R. Brogen. To reach the court, please call (513) 933-7210 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To look up cases in the Lebanon Municipal Court please go HERE and to access daily docket information please visit HERE.
- The Franklin Municipal Court serves the communities of Franklin and Carlisle. The Court is located in downtown Franklin at One Benjamin Franklin Way, at the corner of Riley and Fourth Street. Contact the Court at (937) 746-2858. Since 2006, the presiding Judge of the Franklin Municipal Court is the Honorable Rupert E. Ruppert. The hours of the court are as follows: Monday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.), Tuesday (8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.), Wednesday (8:30 a.m. until Noon), Thursday and Friday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.).
- If you were cited or the incident happened in the city of Mason or Deerfield Township, your case will be in Mason Municipal Court. You will appear before Judge D. Andrew Batsche at 5950 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040. You can reach the court at (513) 398-7901. The Court operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Court allow On-Line Payments and access to Public Records/Case Look-Up.
- Located primarily in Butler County, the jurisdiction of the Middletown Municipal Courtdoes extend into Warren County. If you are arrested for DUI in Middletown, Trenton, Madison Township or Lemon Township your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Middletown Municipal Court. The court is located at One Donham Plaza in downtown Middletown and can be reached by telephone at (513) 425-7766. The court is presided over by the Honorable Mark W. Wall.
- If you have a case in the Springboro Mayor’s Court you can find assistance by calling (937) 748-4367. The Sprinboro Mayor’s Court is located at 329 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066. The Magistrate who will hear your case is the Honorable Jeffrey T. Kirby. The Clerk of Court is Linda Volpe and she can be reached at (937) 748-9782, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Any other information that you need can be found on the Springboro government website [HERE] and by accessing their convenient A to Z directory.
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